2005 NASA Athlete of the Year Nominations

 

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1996-2008 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

 

Past Over-All Winners... '90 Daryl Johnson-AR, '91 Barbara Miller-NY, '92 Marice Smith-WV, '93 Dave Kennedy-KS, '94 Shelby Jones-TX, '95 Jim Duree-KS, '96 Donnie Cole-TX, '97 None, '98 Terry Perkins-OH, '99 Mike Ewoldsen-KS, 2000 Mary Hetzel-CO, 2001 Micki Scheffler-TX, 2002 Terry Hedrick-TX, 2003 Mike Adelmann-NM, 2004 Gary Green-MD, 2005 David Oyler-IL, 2006 Mark Woodworth-OH, 2007 Earl Evatt-AZ, 2008 Jim McDermott-CO, 2009 ???

 

2008 NASA Over-All Athlete of the Year Winner

Jim McDermott - Colorado

 

 

Performance Lifters of the Year

Rich Kahle-NM & Heena Patel-CO

 

 

Some of the Past Winner Over-All Athlete of the Year Winners

Daryl Johnson, AR 1990 Winner

Dave Kennedy, KS 1993 Winner

Shelby Jones, TX 1994 Winner

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Donnie Cole, TX 1996 Winner

Terry Perkins, OH 1998 Winner

Mike Ewoldson, KS, 1999 Winner

Mary Hetzel, CO 2000 Winner

Terry Hedrick, TX - 2002 Winner

Mike Adelmann, NM 2003 Winner

Gary Green, MD  2004 Winner

David Oyler, IL  2005 Winner

Mark Woodworth, OH 2006 Winner

Earl Evatt, AZ  2007 Winner

Jim McDermott, CO  2008 Winner

2009

????? 

 
 

 

1990- Dr. Daryl Johnson, AR. 2000- Mary Hetzel, CO.
1991- Barbara Miller, NY. 2001- Micki Scheffler, TX
1992- Maurice Smith, WV. 2002- Terry Hedrick, TX
1993- Dave Kennedy, KS. 2003- Mike Adelmann, NM
1994- Shelby Jones, TX. 2004- Gary Green, MD
1995- Jim Duree, KS. 2005-David Oyler, IL  
1996- Donnie Cole, TX. 2006- Mark Woodworth, OH
1997-  None 2007- Earl Evatt, AZ
1998- Terry Perkins, OH. 2008- Jim McDermott, CO
1999- Mike Ewoldsen, KS. 2009- ???

 

 

Past Winners

1997 | 1999 |2000 |2001 |2002 |2003 |20042005 | 2006 | 2007| 2008

 

 

Past Pictures

| 2003 Winners | Pictures from the Past - 1998 Natural Nationals and 1997 Winners |

 

 

2008 NASA Hall of Fame Inductees

2008 2008
JT Hall, KY 2008 Gary Scholl, OH   2008
Tom Manno, AZ 2008 Mike Licciardi, FL   2008
Mike Adelmann, NM 2008 Bo Casto, WV  2008
Sabrina Bagby, MO 2008 Chris & Gina Oliger, IN  2008
Larry Donahue, OH 2008  

Hall of Fame Page

 

 

Top Winners 2008

 

Male Powerlifter of the Year - Tyson Meyers-KS
Female Powerlifter of the Year - Krysti Hughes-CO
Male Power Sports Lifter of the Year - Cyrus Ford-CO
Female Power Sports Lifter of the Year - Laura Anderson-MO
Male Bench Press Only of the Year - Henry Thomason-TX
Female Bench Press Only of the Year - Heena Patel-CO

 

 

1996-2008 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

 

 

 

NASA Special Recognition Awards - Past Winners

 

2008 Terry McGowan Memorial Referee of the Year for Excellence

George Wells-TX

 

2008 Web Master of the Year

John Lynn III, Colorado

 

2008 Co-Managers of the Year

Laura Anderson-MO

Robin Hedrick-TX

Wendy Hou-seye-WI

 

"2008 Chris Wren Memorial Award"

Awarded to the Top Lifter in the High School, Teenage & Youth

Brad Slone-KY

 

2008 Eddie Payne "Mr Excitement" Award

Rich Baker-IA

 

2008 Jim Ayers Memorial Meet Director of the Year Award

Jim McDermott-CO

 

2008 Neil Miller Bench Press of Excellence Award

Male -  Sam Stewart - OH

Female - Nancy Hawkins - CO

 

 

 

 

2008 Powerlifting Nominees

x = Winner

Men's PL'ing Women's PL'ing
High School High School
X C.M. Fowler - TX X Kristina Cookson - KS
Shawn Burgaff - Sarah Harris -
Colby Garrett - OK Haley Krebs -
Tyeler Cookson - KS Takysha Johnson - TX
Matt Cookson - KS  
   
   
Teenage Teenage
Rodney Stewart - MO X Suzanna Sanchez - TX
X Tyeler Cookson - KS Miranda Sanchez - TX
Titus Russell - WV Haley Krebbs -
Chad Goocher - Sarah Harris -
Mike Burkeen - AZ  
Travis Vick - TX  
Josh Arnold - TX  
Tom Monteverde - WI  
   
   
Intermediate/ Junior Intermediate
X Henry Thomason - TX X Deborah James - TX
Bryce Bohot - OK Chara Barker - OH
Blake Dedas - KY Deborah James - TX
Nick Whitmer - OK Melinda Pence - KS
   
   
Masters 1 Masters 1
X Brian Ammerman - NM Melinda Carter - TX
Danny Black - OK X Mary Hetzel - CO
Neil Eddins - TX Sherry Hunt - TN
Richard Byars - CO X Krysti Hughes - CO
Jeremy Weinstein - OK  
Albert Cacares - NM  
Scott Marcum - OH  
Steve Korf - WI  
Terry Perkins - OH  
   
   
Masters 2 Masters 2
X John McKay - OK X Teri Ishimatsu - AZ
Gregory Kleyn - IL Deb Barnette - WV
Ron Sherwood - TX  
Marty Einstein - AZ  
Robert Pope - SC  
Dave Anderson - WI  
   
   
Masters 3 Masters 3
X Larry Donahue - OH Gayle Clawson - AZ
George McGuire - OK X Elaine Waugh - NM
Clyde Lynn - TX Jani Wood - NM
   
   
Masters 4  
X Daryl Johnson - AR  
Donald Judd - AZ  
Jack Robinson - CO  
Peter Jensen - WI  
   
   
Masters Pure Masters Pure
David Oyler - IL X Mary Hetzel - CO
X Chris Truoccolo - OK Lisa Johnson -
Scott Owen - OK Elaine Waugh - NM
Peter Jackson - KS  
Tom Allred - MI  
Scott Marcum - OH  
Terry Perkins - OH  
Jackie Baltimore - OH  
John McKay - OK  
Mark Woodworth - OH  
   
   
Open Open
Jason Smith - AR Siouxsie Gisselburg - KY
Henry Thomason - TX X Heena Patel - CO
X Chris Droegemeier - KS  
   
   
Novice Junior
Tyler Hiserman - WI X Meredith Woodworth - OH
X Derek Whitlow - NM  
Matt Krill - WI  
Matt Allen - NM  
Kenneth Wilkerson - TX  
Christopher Reeve - TX  
Noah Briggs - TX  
   
   
Pure Pure
Chris Droegemeier - KS X Diane Manno - AZ
Kevin Foster - OK April Webb - AZ
X Tyson Meyers - KS Brenda Herman - WI
   
   
Submasters Submasters
Chris Droegemeir - KS X Heena Patel - CO
Chris Beck - KS Wendy Wesjahn -
Chuck Cookson - KS Peggy Sue Millen - WI
Robin James - TX  
Delaney Olstead - TX  
X Rich Kahle - NM  
   

 

 

 

2008 Referee, Coach, Youth, etc.

Nominees

x = Winner

Coach of the Year     Female Referee
X Jim McDermott - CO     X Sabrina Bagby - MO
Rich Kahle - NM     Heena Patel - CO
Norm Abshire - TX     Diane Manno - AZ
      Krysti Hughes - CO
      Laura Anderson - MO
      Wendy Hou-seye - WI
      Pat Frock - OH
       
       
Male Referee     Meet Director / Assistant of the Year
George Wells - TX     X Job Hou-seye - WI
Mike Fowler - TX     Greg & Susan Van Hoose - WV
Henry Thomason - TX     Tad Peters - OK
X Larry Donahue - OH     Terry & Robbin Hedrick - TX
Danny Black - OK     Bill & Laura Anderson - MO
Jim McDermott - CO     George & Cindy Wells - TX
Bo Casto - WV     Rich Baker - TX
Scott Marcum - OH     Jim McDermott - CO
Marty Einstein - AZ      
Steve Goldberg - AZ      
Tom Manno - AZ      
Dale Alseen - WI      
Job Hou-sey - WI      
Walt Sword - AZ      
Jay Koeper - AZ      
Chuck Cookson - KS      
Danny Harris - OK      
       
       
Family of the Year      
X The Fowler's - TX      
The Manno's - AZ      
X The Wells - TX      
The Anderson's - MO      
The Cookson's - KS      
The Van Hoose's - WV      
       
       
Male Youth Lifter of Year     Female Youth Lifter of the Year
X Samson Hou-seye - WI     Shanice Johnson - OK
Wil Van Hoose - WV     X Peyton Garner - TX
Mitchell Jackson - WI     Caitlin Jackson - WI
      Rebecca Van Hoose - WV
      Sarah Van Hoose - WV

 

 

 

 

Past Power Sports Over-All Winners...2001 David Anguish-KY & Beth Book-KY... 2002 Jeff Lovelien-WI & Micki Scheffler-TX ..... 2003 Neil Eddins-TX & Candice Artym-MO, 2004 Bret Boyer-AL & Laura Anderson-MO, 2005 Robbin Hedrick-TX, 2006 Laura Anderson-MO, 2007  Teri Ishimatsu-AZ, 2008 Cyrus Ford-CO & Laura Anderson-MO, 2009 ???

 

2008 Power Sports Nominees

x = Winner

Men's Power Sports     Women's Power Sports
Men 40- 49     Women 40-49
Desmond Phillips - OH     X Krysti Hughes - CO
X Chris Spirrison - TX     Robin Hedrick - TX
Dane Harris - TX     Laura Anderson - MO
Lee Elliff - TX     Amy Love - LA
Bill Anderson - MO     Suzanne Jackson - WI
Doug Holland - LA      
     
     
Men 50-59     Women 50-59
Terry Hedrick - TX     X Teri Ishimatsu - AZ
Randall Lacey - GA     Chris Kahle - NM
Crusher Kennedy - KS     Vikki McCormick - NM
X Ron Harris - TX     Judy Dudra - AZ
Coby Cardin - OK      
Kent Burgess - WV      
BlakeO'Dell - IL      
Jim Moody - TX      
     
     
Men 60-69     Women 60+
George McGuire - OK     X Jani Wood - NM
X Larry Donahue - OH     X Gayle Clawson - AZ
Robert Lacey - AZ      
Tim Enicott - OK      
Mike Brown - OH      
Pete Miller - VA      
Clyde Lynn - TX      
     
     
Men 70+      
X Earl Evatt - AZ      
Mike Stainbrook - AZ      
Denny Dolin - WV      
Peter Jensen - WI      
     
     
Men Teen & HS     Women Teen, HS & Jr
Rodney Stewart - MO     X Kelsey Ishimatsu - AZ
Roman Davidson - KS     Sammi Smiddy - OH
Mikey Hall - OK      
Derek Moos - KS      
Michael Brown - OH      
X Cole Anderson - MO      
Cody Anderson - MO      
Justin Sanders - OH      
Tommy Manno - AZ      
     
     
Men Jr./ Intermediate     Women Sub Masters
X Jason Smith - AR     X Teale Adelmann - NM
Stephen Angelone - TX     Leigh Little - MO
Bob Bruner - ND     Chara Barker - OH
Arlen Odell - IL      
Tad Peters - OK      
     
     
Sub Masters     Women Open
Tony Scott - CO     Heena Patel - CO
Keith George - KS     X Laura Anderson - MO
X Cyrus Ford - CO     Chara Barker - OH
Jeremy Foos - KS     Leigh Little - MO
Rich Baker - IA      
Grant Garner - TX      
JT Hall - KY      
George Vigil - TX      
     
     
Men All Other Divisions      
Cyrus Ford - CO      
Dan Wagman - CO      
Charlie Harris - KS      
Jackie Baltimore - OH      
Henry Thomason - TX      
X Bill Anderson - MO      

 

 

Past Bench Only Over-All Winners- 2002 Tom Manno-AZ & Micki Scheffler-TX,  2003 J.T. Hall-KY & Teale Magierek- NM, 2004 J.T. Hall-KY & Robbin Hedrick-TX, 2005 Joe Thompson-IA & Teale Adelmann-NM, 2006 Lee Elliff-TX & Heena Patel-CO, 2007 Tom Manno-AZ & Heena Patel-CO, 2008 Henry Thomason-TX & Heena Patel-CO, 2009 ???

 

 

2008 Bench Only (equipment & Unequipped)Nominees

W = Winner

Men's Bench Only     Women's Bench Only
Men High School - Intermediate BP     Women HS - Intermediate BP
X Henry Thomason - TX     X Deborah James - TX
Tom Emelander - TX     Jessica Welton - CO
Brad Sloan - KY     Katie Dean -
Adam Crawford - OH      
Bob Bruner - ND      
     
     
     
Men 40+ Bench Only     Women Over 40
James Whitbread - CO     Mary Hetzel - CO
X Lee Elliff - TX     X Krysti Hughes - CO
Kim Brownfield - OK     Diane Manno - AZ
Bill Hawkins - NM     Brenda Hermann - WI
X Marty Einstein - AZ      
Eric Doublin - TX      
Bill Buckley - IL      
     
     
Men 50-59 Bench Only     Women 50-59
John McKay - OK     X Alanna McTighe - CO
X Tom Manno - AZ     Vikki McCormack - NM
Richard Harrison - OK     Teri Ishimatsu - AZ
Ric Duncan - TX      
X Walt Sword - AZ      
Eugene Carlson - WI      
Larry Prince - TX      
     
     
Men 60+ Bench Only      
Howard Blackmon - CO      
Joe McDermott - FL      
Tim Endicott - OK      
X John Lynn Jr - CO      
Ken Samples - WV      
Jerry Jones - WI      
George McGuire - OK      
Pete Miller - VA      
     
     
Men 70+ Bench Only      
X Earl Evatt - AZ      
Tom O'Keefe - CO      
Mike Stainbrook - AZ      
Daryl Johnson - AR      
     
     
Men Sub Masters Bench Only     Women Sub Masters
X JT Hall - KY     Teale Adelman - NM
Clint Poore - KY     X Heena Patel - CO
Andy Shields - WV      
Chris Beck - KS      
Rodney Allman - NC      
Cyrus Ford - CO      
Scott Bromeisi - WI      
Grant Garner - TX      
Roger Johnson - OK      
     
     
Men - All Divisions Bench Only     Women - All Other Divisions
Lee Elliff - TX     Mary Hetzel - CO
JT Hall - KY     Diane Manno - AZ
Henry Thomason - TX     Heena Patel - CO
Chris Spirrison - TX     X Teale Adelmann - NM
X Cyrus Ford - CO     Kristi Hughes - CO
John Lynn III - CO      
Andy Shields - VA      
Tom Manno -AZ      

 

1996-2008 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

 

 

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What Does NASA's "Athlete of the Year" Represent?

     

    Start with 2000+ Lifters
    You get 130+ Nominees
    You then end up with about 60-70 Runners-up
    You then have about 45 Winners
    You then have a Male and a Female Athlete of the Year in PL, PS and BP Only (6 winners)
    You then have ONE (1) Over-All NASA Athlete of the Year.

    The thing that makes these award so good for the Lifter is that it doesn't take a World Champion lifter to win the Over-All Lifter Award, although at times have a winner that meets that criteria.

    The things that stick out when you look at the long list of NASA Athlete's of the Year
    are:

    * This is a NASA Award for NASA lifters who place NASA first and foremost in their lifting career.

    * Sportsmanship and respect of his/her fellow lifters


    * Skill as an Athlete, a Winner!

    * A lifter who would never bring disrespect to this organization or it's members.

    * Loyalty to the principals of the Organization which is bestowing these awards.

    * Dedication to an Organization that Promotes and Maintains a Truly drug tested organization.

    * An Athlete that consistently puts other's welfare ahead of their own.

    * A lifter that is a promoter of NASA's principles as a lifter, referee, person or meet director.

    * A lifter that has the Respect and Admiration of NASA's athlete's and leadership.

    * A lifter that will put his fellow lifter's needs above his own.

    The easiest part of these Awards is finding the great lifters. Finding the lifters with all the other attributes starts years before the winner actually wins this award.

    NASA is full of great lifters and that can be easily documented on paper. When looking for the really "stand up" people, our Nominating committee must search their memory and do some research on each and every lifter that is nominated.

    As an example, I will use Mike Ewoldsen. He was a fantastic lifter, still is. But when it came to the other attributes he stuck out in everyone's mind. He was always there to help, he was loyal to NASA, he supported NASA's Leadership (while not always agreeing, he still supported our decisions), he was always there for the lifters and supported them in any way he could. He was/is a Referee, Meet Assistant, a leader, a friend. He also set an example for others to follow. He won easily!!! And he continues to win as does NASA and it's lifters.

    There have been many, many fine athlete's in NASA over the years. But many were satisfied with coming to the meets, doing their thing and leaving immediately afterwards. Mike was at the meet before the meet started, worked while there, lifted very well and was there after the meet was over. No-one ever asked him to do any of this. I can remember loading and unloading the meet trailer many, many times when it was only myself and Mike. That sticks in a person's mind. Especially when many lifters head to the door as soon as they get their awards. Sometimes it looks like a herd of Sea Turtles heading out to sea...but not Mike. This went on for years. Mike had some very lean years also. I remember one year at the Natural Nationals Mike actually bombed out. As soon as he did, he didn't throw a fit, put on a show or have a tantrum. He simply put on his sweats and started loading the bar for his fellow lifters and proceeded to make the meet the best he could for the other lifters. And he was there the next day to do the same thing and he even stay and help load out the trailer. Talk about Class!!! Talk about a leader! Talk about a Role Model! And he still helps tremendously with the meets, years after he won this Award. He doesn't expect special treatment, but he gives and his giving is Special to others.

    To be NASA's Over All Athlete of the Year is a great Honor. An Honor for the Organization and the Athlete!